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Sony's 8MP C905 Shooter Marks End Of Cheap Digital Camera Era

The Sony C905 mobile phone has finally reached Britain and this Cybershot model is set to make life for entry level and mainstream digital camera vendors a bit more difficult.

As mentioned last week, the C905, dubbed Shiho, is a slider phone capable of taking superb 8.1-megapixel photos assisted by a Zenon flash and an array of features like image stabilisation, red-eye reduction and auto-focus face detection as well.

Still Sony has chosen to use a CMOS sensor which purists may not appreciate.

Other points worth noting include a superb 2.4-inch scratch-resistant LCD monitor, Geo-tagging, GPS, HSDPA and Wi-Fi support as well as a 2GB M2 Micro Memory stick.

The phone will be available in a number of colours including a gorgeous Copper Gold enclosure.

The phone won't be available till Q4 according to some sources, which means that other manufacturers, like Samsung, may release phones with similar configurations before Sony's C905.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.